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Cook and Banks: Charting the Great Southern Land (Stage 2)

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Join the Australian National Maritime Museum on an investigation of the fascinating story behind Cook and Banks’ voyage on the HMB Endeavour across the Pacific to the rumoured Great Southern Land. Discover why they embarked on such a momentous three year voyage, where they stopped along the way and what the conditions on-board HMB Endeavour were really like.

Learn more about the significant contributions of the expert navigator and skilled cartographer, Lieutenant James Cook, along with the young botanist Joseph Banks with his party of scientists and artists.

We invite stage 2 students to be part of a discussion about the outcome of the voyage and encourage you to look deeper into how it changed Australian History.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Australian National Maritime Museum

Event Details

Event Type

Live Event - By Request

Delivery Platform



45 Minutes


$50 per class of 30

Payment Instructions

An invoice will be emailed to you after the session





Syllabus Outcomes

Australian Curriculum - ACHASSK083, ACHASSK084. NSW Syllabus - HT2-3, HT2-4

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

HSIE » History » Australian History: Community and Remembrance, First Contacts (Stage 2 - Year 3 and 4)

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Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.

After you book this excursion, we will be in contact to discuss your preferred times and dates.

We generally use Zoom to present our virtual excursions, however we are happy to discuss other options if required.

More Information About This Event

This session contains links to  Stage 2 History Syllabuses and covers content specifically related to the year 4 Australian Curriculum.

It focuses on the journey led by Lieutenant James Cook and Joseph Banks onboard the HMB Endeavour, including the charting of the East coast of Australia in 1770. It discusses their interactions with first peoples in the Pacific and Australia and the lasting impacts of the voyage.

If your class require a specific focus please let us know at time of booking and we can adapt the presentation to suit your program of study.


If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Bookings Officer

Phone: (02) 9298 3655

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.sea.museum/learn/school-excursions/virtual-excursions/cook-and-banks

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